Relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel – Weston on the Green

Relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel

With my last 40 something birthday around the corner I was in need of a bit of a treat recently, and spending a weekend relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel, Weston on the Green provided just that.  Located close to Bicester, and within easy reach of Oxford, the building dates… Continue reading »

The White House at Bladon

The White House at Bladon

We’re frequent visitors to Blenheim Palace and we’ve passed The White House at Bladon so many times over the years.  It’s somewhere we’ve always thought we should stop at and investigate, but our timing has never been quite right to make lunch or dinner a viable option.  All that changed on… Continue reading »

A belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford

A belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford

Daddy P and I have been married for 7 years. With him being back to full on work mode after our Cornish holiday and Monkey going back to school, it really got rather forgotten. So on Sunday we enjoyed a belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford. It was going… Continue reading »

The White Horse at Duns Tew

The White Horse at Duns Tew

Being a Mum is extremely rewarding but it’s also flipping hard work.  I’ve loved having my son home with me over the summer holidays, but he’s full on from the minute he gets up until the second he falls asleep.  I was totally frazzled by Monday.  I admire all working Mums as… Continue reading »

Lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford

Lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford

I really haven’t been very organised since Monkey and I returned from Spain.  The thought of a supermarket shop with him never frills me. So with bare cupboards we headed over for lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford on Sunday.  No cooking for me meant a little extension to our holiday…. Continue reading »

A lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford

A lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford

Monkey and I were spending a day in our county city recently and we were invited to have a lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford.  The cafe is right next door to the Oxford Castle, and only a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Actually it’s a… Continue reading »

Family time at Pizza Express #PizzaExpressIceAge

Family time at Pizza Express

It’s no big secret that Monkey loves Pizza and we often enjoy family time at Pizza Express. From birthdays, to time catching up with friends, it’s consistently been a favourite. I’ve been taking Monkey to our local restaurant since he was tiny.  Even before he could actually join in with the… Continue reading »

Las Iguanas Oxford

Las Iguanas Oxford

I love food, I love trying new things and I’ll quite happily pick the ‘what on earth is that’ option on the menu when I’m abroad.  When I worked in Export and also when holidays took me to far-flung parts of the world, I would always enjoy trying the local… Continue reading »

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

We may be about as far away from the sea as you can get, being based in Oxfordshire, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.  As you know, we do love exploring and we are big fans of the Cotswolds, which we can reach in less than an hour from… Continue reading »

Half term fun at Brewers Fayre

Half term fun at Brewers Fayre

I don’t know why, but this term seems so much shorter than last term.  The holidays are approaching fast.  If you are looking for ideas to occupy the kids, whilst giving you a bit of relaxation time, then it might be worth thinking about some half term fun at Brewers Fayre…. Continue reading »